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in cities as successful as san francisco. >> the economy for the last two years is challenging. a lot of people lost their houses through foreclosures. they were challenged with the market going down. it is just coming back for us now. >> volunteers are preparing for more than 5,000 people. they will also hand out 1700 bag lunches as well. >>> neighbors of a disi believe aed man have stepped up to help find his dog. he was getting dye yule sis treatment and -- dialysis treatment and broke his truck window and stealing his dog leaving her collar. he suffers from crohn's disease and just diagnosed with cancer and now this. he said lola was one of the bright spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day. the most affection gnat, sweetest, nicest companion you could ever have. >> understandably upset. neighbors offered a $3,000 reward to help find lola. they handed out missing fliers and knocked on doors. that's all he needs as much as he has already been through. >>> up next, black friday blues of the why some wal-mart employees are planing a walkout on one of the busiest da
. >> how do we move our country forward and reduce the deficit? by creating jobs and growing our economy, not by cutting programs that families rely on most. for working families it's all about putting americans back to work. not cutting the things we rely on most. >> there are signals they can't accept the kind of entitlement reforms in medicare and social security that senator graham is saying are prerequisite to a deal. >> let me tell you, first, george, and you know this, social security does not add one penny to our debt. not a penny. it's a separate funded operation. and we can do things and i believe we should now, smaller things, played out over the long term that gives its solvency. medicare is another story. only 12 years of solvency lie ahead if we do nothing. those who say don't touch it, don't change it are ignoring the obvious. we want medicare to be there for today's seniors and tomorrow, as well. we don't want to go to the poll and voucherizing it and we can make meaningful reforms without compromising the integrity of the program, making sure that the beneficiaries are n
. >>> we turn to the economy now, and some good news tonight for americans and their 401(k)s heading into thanksgiving. wall street ended the shortened holiday trading week on a two-week high, in fact. the dow closing at nearly 13,000. the fourth day of gains now, helped by that truce in the middle east this afternoon. wall street now hoping shoppers will provide the next boost to the economy, black friday now approaching. >>> there is still much more ahead on "world news" this wednesday night. on this night of travel in america, we take you inside the airplane of the future. a jet that erases jet lag? two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. i have a cold, and i to
financially and even in cities as successful as san francisco. >> the economy for the last two years is challenging. a lot of people lost their houses through foreclosures. they were challenged with the market going down. it is just coming back for us >> volunteers are preparing for more than 5,000 people. they will also hand out 1700 bag lunches as well. >>> neighbors of a disi believe aed man have up to help. he was getting dye yule sis treatment and -- dialysis treatment and broke his truck window and stealing his dog leaving her collar. he suffers from crohn's disease and just diagnosed with cancer and now this. he said lola was one of the bright spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day. the most affection gnat, sweetest, nicest companion you could ever have. >> understandably upset. neighbors offered a $3,000 reward to help find lola. they handed out missing fliers and knocked on doors. that's all he needs as much as he has already been through. >>> up next, black friday blues of the why some wal-mart employees are planing a walkout on one of the busiest days o
. this is big one for retailers. an economy in recovery means consumers are holding tight to their pocketbooks forcing retailers to fight harder for every dollar you spend. >> this is last minute thanksgiving thing. >> walmart is hoping they will follow the lead and head out early. they made a move that has left many people scratching their heads. they are opening their doors two hours earlier last year at time when many are still finishing dinner and watching football. >> 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving, i don't mind it for me but i feel bad for everybody working. >> he is not alone. workers at stores signed online petition asking for thanksgiving day off. there is a demonstration for what some are called a retaliation against the workers. >> she is here because she wants to be. we couldn't find a single employee to support it to open on thanksgiving. >> i'm walking on the street when i get off of work. >> they predict 41 million customers will shop on thanksgiving. coming up at 6:00 one difference we spotted in this parking lot at the same time last year. >> carolyn: a lot of window shopping at sa
small businesses are important part of the economy. california leads the nation in the number of failures they're feeling a lot of pressure now because of competition from the malls and also, from the uncertainty of tax rates. this boutique owner usually has two sales people to help. not this year, she's working because she may be facing a spike in taxes in the new year. the so called fiscal cliff. about half of the small businesses pay taxes at a 35% rate. so without a tax deal, rates could spike to 42% n addition she is postponing orders for bring merchandise. >> we've had to small a bunch of stouf make sure it's going to be okay for next season. >> did that hurt you?. >> absolutely. bigger stores able to carry out the lines you know they get them earlier than we do. we follow them out so, long. >> small business owners worried whether they'll northbound business next year. this is one of them. >> you don't want to lose it all after 30 years in business. that would be a terrible thing. there is a lot of small business owners are single. >> small business owners feeling the s
. will this be a much-needed jolt for the economy. >>> we're going to dig into the numbers this morning. >>> and speaking of money. powerball fever, overloading machines, causing them to break down. we have the latest on the multimillion-dollar jackpot. and tips from a seven-time winner. seriously, he's won seven times. >> i'll be taking notes. >> pick the right numbers. back to you. >> he's on a roll. >>> i have to focus here. this is important. turning heads this morning, anna nicole smith's 6-year-old daughter, dannielynn, following in her mother's footsteps, modeling for guess. we'll hear from her and her dad. >> she looks exactly like anna nicole smith. >> and he looks tired. thank you for getting up with us. >>> we're going to keep you up, though. they're here, the muppets, live. i hear they're taking over the control room. >> on the right side. not the left side. the right side. my left side is pretty good. >> they always take over the control room. >>> first, let's get to sam and the snow making for a nuisance in the rush hour. >> it is a nuisance snow. some folks won't get the
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to the economy. >>> and to a developing story now out of new england tonight. an explosion in springfield, massachusetts. this camera capturing the explosion right when it happened. two buildings flattened, sending a huge cloud of dark smoke into the air. right now, it appears a natural gas leak could be the cause. we're told the impact could be felt miles away. >>> to the weather now and to two real signs of what's come to. snow in michigan this evening at this college football game between northern illinois and eastern michigan. all part of a massive storm gathering steam. and the other headline? the plummeting temperatures. so, we bring in abc mrng jinger see. that system with all the snow, that's on the move tonight? >> reporter: that is. and, you know, we're going to drop off a little bit on the east coast, temperature wise but we're not going to get the snow. in places up in northern wisconsin, northern michigan, already 8 to 12 inches. let's see where that lake effect snoet moves now. still going to get a few more inches in parts of michigan and wisconsin, but look it from clevelan
. hopefully that will help the economy here in downtown. >> now, with no end in sight, the nhl canceled all games through mid-december. still many here are optimistic that the sharks will take to the ice again before the end of the year. live in san jose, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> it was a perfect evening for christmas tree lighting around the bay area this evening. 25,000 people, double of last year's attendance crowded into san francisco's union square for tonight's annual tree lighting ceremony. th is the 23rd straight year for the macy's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights and 1100 ornaments covered the 83-foot tree. >>> at california's great america in santa clara, the second annual global winter wonderland is under way. lights, plan -- lanterns and the lighting of the spectacular display. this is the only u.s. stop for the wonderland that features face painters, jugulars, fire dancers and fire eaters. love the fire eaters. >>> still to come, chaos across the country as millions turned out to get in on the black friday deals. we'll show you some of the biggest sp
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in the race for president republican mitt romney they will talk tomorrow on ideas of reviving the economy. today the president is meeting with yahoo ceo marissa mayer talking about ways to avoid that year end fiscal cliff. the president said he hopes to have an agreement by christmas.k0ydx he's urging the public to pressure the congress through social media on twitter. >>> bay area small business owner met with the president yesterday to talk about this fiscal cliff, aurora is co-founder of an urban mushroom farm in oakland the farm was featured recently in "the chew." >>> congresswoman spwaoer introduced what she is calling her stop harming our kids resolution this morning on capitol hill. aimed at protecting minors from sexual orientation near i. the treatment -- therapy. critics call it junk science amountinging to psychological abuse. california is ahead of curve. governor brown signed a bill last month banning gay conversion therapy for minors. >>> supreme court is set to announce next week whether it will let prop 8 -- this morning -- [ unintelligible ] >>> still ahead, coverage of
. but what are they doing about it? >> at the top of the wish list, a deal to a voice sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. >> my hope is to get this done before christmas. >> today, the president joined by middle income earners reaching out to the administration about keeping taxes low. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their taxes go up at the beginning of next year. >> the white house is urging americans to use social media to push congress to act. keying in on $2000 tax increase going into affect next year for the average family of four. >> what is that again? my two? k. tweet use, my 2 k or e mail. post it on member of congress's facebook wall. do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. >> they may not agree on details but house speaker john boehner and house minority leader agree on one thing. failure is not on the table. >> going over fiscal cliff will hurt our economy. >> boehner said republicans are committed to a compromise. >> rinz are willing to put revenue on the table. >> so hard ball politics were left to house majority leador eric
, it looks like. thanks so much. >>> so, was the holiday weekend, the boost that the u.s. economy needed. abc's bianna golodryga is here. >>> good morning, it's not just the thrill of finding a great deal. take a look at this. consumer spending makes up 70% of the u.s. economy and 40% of that will happen in just these two months, november and december. so how did we fare over the past two days? not too shabby. $59 million spent. the average american in the past four days spent some $423. interesting to note, though, that black friday sales were actually down nearly 28% this year compared to last year. why? well, i guess a lot of people excused themselves thursday night from thanksgiving dinner, went out to the stores shopping. overall, we're expected to see a 4.1% increase from last year. that is very good news for the u.s. economy. of course, thanksgiving came early this year. we'll see if americans continue the spreading spree up to christmas. amy? >> it's all about having more days to shop. bianna golodryga, thank you so much. >>> let's head to josh elliott with the other top stories devel
out mountains of catalogs are being stung by higher postage costs and the weak economy. a third fewer catalogs are being mailed out compared to just four years ago. but still, about 12 billion a year will be going out. >> less junk mail could be a good thing, actually. >>> as shoppers head out this weekend, we're learning the mannequins you see may not be your average dummy. some mannequins, in fact, will be watching you. that's because they're equipped with a tiny camera that's embedded in their eye. they can actually collect information about shoppers' habits. but also, scope out shoplifters by spying on customers right there at eye level. the italian company that makes them is now working on technology that enables them to eavesdrop, as well. >> you're going to see a lot of people walking up to mannequins and looking them in the eye wondering if there's a camera inside. >> big brother's here, folks. >>> when we come back, the spirit of the season. the hurricane sandy survivors, getting the royal treatment at a thanksgiving tradition. >>> and the sounds of the season like you've nev
count america's economy made up of 23 million small businesses such as ones at burlingame. on this black friday, many of them being overshadowed but shoppers at malls and now, major chains cut putting squeeze on them, on mean streets of the bay area. locales call it the avenue, however, it's a cluster ofzç$r boutiques and shops, now dominated by chains, ones often found in malls and on this black friday, those chains have brought predatory pricing that threatened viability of shops owned by four generations of the same family. >> everybody talks about black friday. 50%. >> i cannot do that. people come here because they want to stay away from malls. they don't want a part of it. that saved me. >> main streets find consumers have grown accustomed to and expect rock bottom prices.. >> people are looking for prices. there are some people that we have. that is how we are surviving here. but not everybody, anyone. >> a campaign to get shoppers to support the stores owned by sole pro pry tores. >> you do like to support those. you get a small coffee shop and people that like to support the lo
it will be an amazing opportunity for families to enjoy the holidays. hopefully that will help the economy here in downtown. >> now, with no end in sight, the nhl canceled all games through mid-december. still many here are optimistic that the sharks will take to the ice again before the end of the year. live in san jose, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> it was a perfect evening for christmas tree lighting around the bay area this evening. 25,000 people, double of last year's attendance crowded into san francisco's union square for tonight's annual tree lighting ceremony. th is the 23rd straight year for the macy's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights and 1100 ornaments covered the 83-foot tree. >>> at california's great america in santa clara, the second annual global winter wonderland is under way. lights, plan -- lanterns and the lighting of the spectacular display. this is the only u.s. stop for the wonderland that features face painters, jugulars, fire dancers and fire eaters. love the fire eaters. >>> still to come, chaos across the country as millions turned out to get in
for the economy. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >> in addition to the deals that tahman mentioned. electronics are also today. kindle fire is $30 cheaper. and a panasonic tv by 60 ps. not bad. we've got even more cyber monday deals coming up later today on "good morning america." >>> and we breaking news overnight from bangladesh where yet another fire has broken out at a garment factory. at least eight people were hurt in today's fire, and this comes after more than 100 workers died in a blaze at a similar fact tore nearby. officials say the death toll would have been much lower. but there were no emergency exitses in the nine-story building. the factory made clothing for walmart and other stores in the u.s. and britain. survives say when the fire alarm went off, they were told it was a malfunction and to go back to work. >> an avoidable tragedy. >>> and this is expected to be another tumultuous week for egypt's president mohamed morsi. they clashed in the square in cairo yesterday. a teenager was killed and 40 people hurt. morsi who, of course, brokered the mideast cease-fire la
's economy, and you can see how much right here. online shopping on this one day has nearly tripled in the last seven years. abc's neal karlinsky tells us what we're buying and why the big stores sometimes know even before we do. >> reporter: across the country today from so-called "couch commerce" at home to the cubicle at work, americans were buying at a record pace and having every bit of their online behavior tracked. we know that at least half of cyber monday purchases were made from a work computer while the boss wasn't looking, mainly between noon and 2:00 p.m. browsing reaches a peak in the evening. we know that today the most purchased items are consumer electronics including phones and tablets followed by clothing like jeans and sweaters, and in a growing trend, we know that more than ever before people are doing it on the go from a mobile device, many while walking the aisles inside a store. in fact, an estimated 48 million shoppers now do something called "showrooming," checking out a product or price in the real world before buying it online. >> it's personalized shoppi
don't know. maybe i'll tell her next time. >> supermarkets packed. assign, perhaps the economy is improving. >> this line is longer than i've seen it before. >> people had to wait about 45 minutes to pick up orders. >> my hand, i'm going to be singing witness. i'm going to be stinky with ham. -- stingy with ham. bring your own. >> this is the time of the day or night if you will that supermarkets are the busiest. because people come, they get off work, they buy that extra jar of cranberry or sauce, or extra bottle of wine. i, myself i want to tell you went this morning at 8:00 in the morning. you, larry ask carolyn? >> yeah. i was looking for cranberry sauce this afternoon and it was sold out at target. >> there you go. >> i did nothing. >> yes. yes. >> thank you. >> thank you there is plenty of turkey carving going on today at salvation army in san francisco. police officers, firefighters and military personnel helped -- helped cut up 6,000 pounds of the holiday bird. >> mayor ed lee asked to square off against police and fire chiefs it was noncompetitive. they found a winner.
and hopefully it will help the economy downtown. >> on friday we learned natural cancelled all hockey games through mid-december. many are optimistic the sharks will take to the ice before the end of the year. in san jose, colonel bernard. >> y7 news. >> 25,000 people, twice as many as last year, crowded into san francisco's union square for last night's annual tree lighting ceremony. >>> three, two, one! it was the 23rd straight year for the macy's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights. 1100 ornaments cover that 83-foot tree. >>> california's great america in santa clara the second annual global winner wonderland is underway. lights, lanterns and lasers highlight the display. they also have face painters, jugglers, fire dancers and fire eaters. >>> coming up, why they are planning to resume the remains of yasser arafat in a few days. and larry hagman who played on "dallas" has died. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together na
it will help the economy in downtown. >> on friday we learned the nhl cancelled all hockey games through mid-december. still many are optimistic the sharks will take to the ice before the end of the year. in san jose, abc7 news. >> 25,000 people, twice as many as last year, crowded into san francisco's union square for last night's annual tree lighting ceremony. >>> three, two, one! it was the 23rd straight year for the macy's sponsored tree lighting. 33,000 lights. 1100 ornaments cover that 83-foot tree. >>> california's great america in santa clara the second annual global winter wonderland is underway. lights, lanterns and lasers highlight the display. they also have face painters, jugglers, fire dancers and fire eaters. >>> coming up, why they are planning to resume the remains of yasser arafat in a few days. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's eas
the holidays and enjoy activities together. hopefully it will help the economy here in downtown. >> on friday we learned the nhl cancelled all hockey games through mid-december. many are optimistic the sharks will take to the ice before the end of the year. >> terry: 25,000 people, twice as many as last year crowded into san francisco's union square for the annual tree lighting ceremony. it was a 23rd straight year for the macy's sponsored tree lighting. how many lights? 33,000. how many ornaments 1100. it's 38 feet and it is spectacular and twice as many people as last year. it sounds good. >> lisa: yeah, for the shopping and weather will cooperate or if you are going to shop or temperatures in the 70s at beach. >> shop in shorts. >> lisa: you can do that. we are looking at haze from the sutro camera. still cold up in santa rosa in the 30s. fog up by the delta. mild in the city. we've got it all including rain heading your next. >> terry:, college hoops season, >> terry:, college hoops season, only onelet's play: [ all ] who's new in the fridge! our mystery guest: ensure complete... uh...do
. >> the down economy is hitting nonprofits hard. some of those dedicated to helping others now need a little help themselves. at an event in contra costa county we learned about an organization in richmond's dangerous iron triangle neighborhood. it's a beacon of hope for the homeless and drug addicts across the bay area. >> walk into the doors of the bay area rescue mission and you know right away this isn't your typical center serving the homeless and drug addicted. >> trying to do everything your own is not going to work. you need god. this place offers that. >> you have to have a new mind-set. >> people tell you that you shouldn't do it, but nobody tells you why. i get to be a sounding board for the ladies who have gone through the same things that i have. >> thirty years ago i was a homeless cocaine addict myself. >> when john anderson speaks, they really listen. and it's not just because he went from being a successful businessman. >> at age 29 i spent $65,000 a year on cocaine and my life was falling apart. i walked away from everything and ended up homeless on the streets in san diego
. >> that was abc's john reporting. with the still-struggling economy it's hitting nonprofits hard and some of those dedicated to helping others, not just this time of the year but all year long, now they need a little help themselves. in contra kosta county we learned about a tray angle neighborhood. it's a beacon of hope for the homeless and drug addicts across the bay area. >> walk into the doors of the bay area rescue mission and you know right away this isn't your typical center serving the homeless and drug addicted. >> trying to do everything your own is not going to work. you need god. this place offers that. >> you have to have a new mind-set. >> people tell you that you shouldn't do it, but nobody tells you why. i get to be a sounding board for the ladies who have gone through the same things that i have. >> thirty years ago i was a homeless cocaine addict myself. >> when john anderson speaks, they really listen. and it's not just because he went from being a successful businessman. >> at age 29 i spent $65,000 a year on cocaine and my life was falling apart. i walked away from everything
day one sector of the economy has shown explosive growth probably not the kind of stimulus white house wants to see, people have been buying up guns and ammunition at a frantic pace out of concerns the administration might push ahead new restrictions. newspapers reports gun and ammo sales are twice than this time last year. they fall short of the mad rush to buy firearms after the president was first elected in 2008. gun retailers warn there could be shortages on the horizon in sales continue at their current pace. >>> this week a decision is expected on fate of a popular north bay oyster farm, abc7 news has been reporting on the fight over drake's bay company since 2007. the park service claims the -- harming the environment and they want i closed. the national academy of sciences found the park service environmental review lacks strong scientific support because there wasn't enough data available. interior secretary salazar has the final say his decision is expected within the next few days. drake's bay has been in operation since 1934 and is the last cannery on the west coast. >>> h
in the new year. just released survey shows rents will rise nationally 4.6% next year, stronger economy and lack of new supply are driving recents higher. projected increase as bay area rentals remain higher than the national average in san francisco recents have gone up 7.5% this year, up 8% in san jose. >>> new study says parts of the bay area have a higher than average rate of breast cancer the study from the california breast cancer mapping project the western half of contra costa county, northern alameda and swath of santa clara and san mateo counties have rates 10 to 20% higher than the state average. one possible reason, women in these areas are more likely to be diagnosed earlier and more likely to have private insurance. read more about the study on abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> 6:11. the new list of cities putting san francisco at the top. >>> black friday isn't just for big boxed retailers animals. the boost gun dealers are reporting. >>> are e-readers on your christmas list? michael finney ahead with which models come out on top. >> >> good morning. low clouds not as
family. >> well, the store manager has been charged with maryland -- misdemeanor assault. >> the economy is hitting nonprofits hard. some of those dedicated to helping others now need help themselves. we learned about an organization in contra costa county in richmond's dangerous eastern triangle neighborhood. it's a beacon of hope for the homeless and drug addicts across the bay area. >> walk into the doors of the bay area rescue mission and you know right away this isn't your typical center serving the homeless and drug addicted. >> trying to do everything your own is not going to work. you need god. this place offers that. >> you have to have a new mind-set. >> people tell you that you shouldn't do it, but nobody tells you why. i get to be a sounding board for the leads who have gone through the same things that i have. >> thirty years ago i was a homeless cocaine addict myself. >> when john anderson speaks, they really listen. and it's not just because he went from being a successful businessman. >> at age 29 i spent $65,000 a year on cocaine and my life was falling apart. i walk awa
. >> not at the moment. >> can you get him for 10? >> 15. i think in this economy, 15 for 2 days' work, is pretty good to mickey. >> the whole movie is set on the backdrop of the economic breakdown. it's not subtle, the parallels that the film makes between the mob world and the world at large. >> that wasn't accidental. he poses it against the financial crisis, the bank bailout and the '08 election. and it makes for a provocative material. >> so, you have a birthday coming up. >> yeah. in a month. >> and next year's the big one, when you turn -- >> 50. >> 50. have you given any thought to that? >> yeah. i've given a lot of thought to it. >> i just turned 50. so -- >> you become very aware of time. and i think becoming a father, you become -- everything is time allocation for me, too. making sure i spend the time wisely on the things that are important to me. and spending the time with the family. >> best part about it? >> mornings, just getting up. >> if you call one place home, is it new orleans? >> we call them base camps, basically. >> really? >> yeah. >> how many do you have? >> we have a base ca
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